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First Read starts your morning with news of Pinterest raising $367 million in funding at a $11 billion valuation, Apple plans on launching its web TV service in the fall and at the Ellen Pao trial, Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker says the firm doesn’t discriminate.


peHUB First Read

First Read kicks off your morning with news of Morgan Stanley agreeing to a $2.6 billion mortgage settlement, Google is reportedly considering a stake in Jawbone and Auto Trader plans to launch an IPO on the London Stock Exchange.


peHUB First Read

First Read hits this week’s homestretch with news eBay is planning to cut 2,400 jobs, Microsoft unveils a new holographic headset and Uber raises a whole bunch o’ money.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, eBay says it will cut 2,700 jobs and put its enterprise unit up for sale, Google is preparing to sell mobile phone plans and whether the New England Patriots be disqualified from the Super Bowl.


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First Read hunkers down for the #rainmageddon with news Microsoft is set to accept bitcoin payments for digital content, Hilton in talks to buy four hotels from Blackstone and eBay may eliminate thousands of jobs in early 2015.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, the iPhone 6 is way more popular than the iPhone 6 plus, the Onion goes up for sale, Microsoft is launching a web-based version of Skype and the first women-focused venture summit has been postponed until next year.


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In Second Opinion, Facebook Q3 earnings beat expectations with $3.2 bln revenue, HBO is laying off more than 150 employees this week, and the second U.S. nurse who was infected with Ebola has been declared free of the virus.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, eBay splits its e-commerce business from PayPal, Reddit gets $50 million in VC funding and CDC confirms the first case of Ebola in the U.S.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs

peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, we wonder why Wrigley Field is suddenly so empty, WalMart slashes the price of the iPhone 5S to $79, and EBay is considering spinning off of PayPal.

Spiegel and Murphy arrive at the Time 100 gala celebrating the magazine's naming of the 100 most influential people in the world for the past year, in New York

peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Snapchat is in talks to sell a stake worth $10 bln to the Alibaba Group, AMC is considering buying 50 percent of BBC America, and Best Buy CEO says tablet sales are crashing. Plus what part of New York City should Sharknado II attack?

News Corp Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch listens to a question at the "The Economics and Politics of Immigration" Forum in Boston

peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox’s $80 bln bid for Time Warner is rejected, Murdoch really wants HBO pretty bad, Amazon is testing “Kindle Unlimited” and smoking pot can occasionally make you paranoid.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population uses a smartphone, Apple’s secret eBay store returns, the potato salad Kickstarter surpasses $40K and our hearts go out to Brazil at the World Cup semifinal.

US journalism benefiting from game-changing investments – Reuters

A new wave of funding by technology investors into US media companies is driving momentum in journalism, even as news organizations continue to face challenges, according to a report, writes Reuters. The level of media investing activity is forging the underpinnings of “game-changing” developments for the industry, according to the Pew Research Center‘s State of the News Media 2014 report, which cited funding from entrepreneurs like Amazon‘s Jeff Bezos and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.

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